Navigation Links
CT angiography helps predict heart attack risk
Date:2/18/2013

OAK BROOK, Ill. Coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) is an effective tool for determining the risk of heart attacks and other adverse cardiac events in patients with suspected coronary artery disease but no treatable risk factors, such as high cholesterol or high blood pressure, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology.

"CCTA should be considered as an appropriate first- line test for patients with atypical chest pain and suspected but not confirmed coronary artery disease," said the study's lead author, Jonathon Leipsic, M.D., FRCPC, from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Treatment often involves addressing modifiable cardiovascular risk factors such as elevated cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes and smoking. However, some risk factors, like family history, are not modifiable, and no risk models exist to help guide clinicians to identify those symptomatic patients without cardiac risk factors who are at an increased risk of death and myocardial infarction.

"This scenario, where patients are symptomatic but have no cardiac risk factors, comes up often in clinical practice," Dr. Leipsic said. "We lack a good tool to stratify these patients into risk groups."

CCTA is a noninvasive test that has shown high accuracy for the diagnosis or exclusion of coronary artery disease in individuals. However, referral for patients with suspected coronary artery disease is often based on clinical risk factor scoring. Less is known about the prognostic value of CCTA in individuals with no medically modifiable risk factors.

In the first study of its kind, Dr. Leipsic and colleagues correlated CCTA findings with the risk of major adverse cardiac events in 5,262 patients with suspected coronary artery disease but no medically modifiable risk factors. The
'/>"/>

Contact: Linda Brooks
lbrooks@rsna.org
630-590-7762
Radiological Society of North America
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Positive stress helps protect eye from glaucoma
2. Exercise helps smokers to quit smoking, to remain smoke-free and to reduce the risk of death
3. Unusual protein helps regulate key cell communication pathway
4. Equal access to care helps close survival gap for young African-American cancer patients
5. First-of-its-kind Menopause Map helps women navigate treatment
6. Palliative care resource helps ease changes
7. Fertilizing bone marrow helps answer why some cancers spread to bones
8. Two-Drug Combo Helps Teens With Migraines
9. Experimental Drug Helps Fight Some Childhood Cancers, Study Finds
10. Breast MRI helps predict chemotherapys effectiveness
11. Cooling Helps Oxygen-Deprived Newborns: Study
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/28/2014)... FL (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 Ticket ... vs. Colombia tickets in Miami, FL at the Sun ... in South American football between Argentina and Brazil has is ... getting stronger worldwide, more rivalries are forming on a consistent ... Colombia reached a new height in the recent 2014 World ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... British researchers report that an alternative to the traditional ... their experiments, the scientists found that clasping hands transferred ... the other than what is known as a fist ... as a cultural substitute for the firm gripping of ... issue of the American Journal of Infection Control ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... enough oxygen present to support their offspring, but certain ... Researchers at The Johns Hopkins University have now identified ... cancers to continue to divide even without a robust ... lysosomes the cell,s protein "recycling centers" help ... that certain drugs can halt the growth of tumors ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... 28, 2014 The Oakwood Foundation celebrated ... Wang, Songe and Associates, PC that will benefit each ... to come. , The HBWS group is among ... than $2.5 million in donations. Through their latest gift, ... the Oakwood Women’s Healthcare Classic for the next 6 ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... July 28, 2014 Bariatric Eating, a ... announced that it will be introducing three additional flavors ... this summer. The additional flavors include: , Inspire Summer ... protein , Inspire Pomegranate Razz Berry -­ Pomegranate, razz ... soft-serve vanilla cone , Bariatric Eating's Inspire protein ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Brazil vs. Colombia Tickets in Miami: Ticket Down Slashes Colombia vs. Brazil Tickets at Sun Life Stadium in Miami for Sept. 5th Showdown 2Health News:Brazil vs. Colombia Tickets in Miami: Ticket Down Slashes Colombia vs. Brazil Tickets at Sun Life Stadium in Miami for Sept. 5th Showdown 3Health News:'Fist Bump' May Beat Handshake for Cleanliness 2Health News:'Fist Bump' May Beat Handshake for Cleanliness 3Health News:Cell's recycling center implicated in division decisions 2Health News:Bariatric Eating Announces Three New Protein Shake Flavors 2
... CHICAGO, Sept. 10 The following is a statement by Lenore ... As this debate rages on about medical reform, patient safety organizations, those ... about what is happening to the people from the senseless health care devastation ... Two million people in the U.S. died needlessly in the past ...
... , , ... 21(st) consecutive year Polaroid, under the new ownership of PLR IP Holdings, LLC, ... Fund Walk. , , On Sunday, September 13(th), Polaroid, one ... be there as Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk participants follow one of five ...
... Unlike seasonal flu, H1N1 goes deep into respiratory tract, ... New British research confirms previous reports that the H1N1 ... seasonal flu, possibly explaining why it,s often more severe ... flu in the current pandemic have experienced relatively mild ...
... , , NATICK, Mass., Sept. 10 Boston ... in the Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference, September 14-15. , ... Sam Leno, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will participate ... beginning at approximately 9:45 a.m. E.T. , , ...
... WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 The U.S. Census Bureau announced ... fell 3.6 percent between 2007 and 2008, from $52,163 to ... income increases and coincides with the recession that started in ... , , The nation,s official poverty rate ...
... , DENVER, Sept. 10 Birner Dental ... operators of PERFECT TEETH dental practices announced its regular ... quarterly cash dividend of 17 cents per share of common stock. ... record September 25, 2009. , , Birner Dental ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Medical Holocaust in U.S.: Who in the Health Cares? 2Health News:Medical Holocaust in U.S.: Who in the Health Cares? 3Health News:Polaroid(R) Continuing Tradition of Support for Boston Marathon(R) Jimmy Fund(R) Walk 2Health News:Swine Flu Burrows Into Lungs: Study 2Health News:Boston Scientific to Participate in Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference 2Health News:Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in The United States: 2008 2Health News:Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in The United States: 2008 3Health News:Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in The United States: 2008 4Health News:Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in The United States: 2008 5Health News:Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in The United States: 2008 6
(Date:7/28/2014)... 28, 2014  A prospective study conducted by ... has validated the performance of VolparaDensity breast ... associated volumetrically assessed breast density measurements to breast ... & Prevention (DOI: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-13-1219), the article, "Automated ... widespread breast cancer risk assessment," was authored by ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... July 28, 2014  ALPHAEON Corporation ... healthcare and subsidiary of Strathspey Crown ... Recommended Nutriceuticals (PRN) ® , a leading ... products for dry eye and macular ... transaction worth up to $55M. ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... 28, 2014 OmPrompt ... Millionen £ investiert hat, um die weltweite ... Pharma- und Logistikbranche zu erfüllen. Albion wird ... (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140728/697982 ) ... sein beschleunigtes Wachstum mit Investitionen in seine ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Karolinska Study Published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention Validates Strong Agreement for VolparaDensity across Mammography Systems from Multiple Manufacturers 2Karolinska Study Published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention Validates Strong Agreement for VolparaDensity across Mammography Systems from Multiple Manufacturers 3Karolinska Study Published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention Validates Strong Agreement for VolparaDensity across Mammography Systems from Multiple Manufacturers 4ALPHAEON Acquires PRN, A Leading Specialty Nutriceutical Company 2ALPHAEON Acquires PRN, A Leading Specialty Nutriceutical Company 3OmPrompt erhält Finanzierung für Marktexpansion von Kundenautomatisierungsmanagement 2
... MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 20 Uroplasty, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... results for the second quarter ended September 30, 2010, ...  The Company will host a conference call to discuss ... p.m. Central Time.  David Kaysen, President and Chief Executive ...
... 20 Genoptix, Inc. (Nasdaq: GXDX ), ... ranked number 41 on Technology Fast 500™, Deloitte,s ranking ... life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. ... growth during the five year period from 2005–2009. Genoptix ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Uroplasty to Issue Second Quarter 2011 Results on October 27, 2010 2Genoptix Ranked 41st Fastest-Growing Company in North America on Deloitte's 2010 Technology Fast 500™ 2Genoptix Ranked 41st Fastest-Growing Company in North America on Deloitte's 2010 Technology Fast 500™ 3
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
Medicine Products: